Top 10 Safest Neighborhoods in DFW

Written by: Lindsey Ellard, Business Development

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While the Dallas/Ft Worth area is a great place to raise a family, some neighborhoods stand above the rest. Check out our top 10!

1. Frisco (north of El Dorado)

New subdivisions like Panther Creek Estates benefit from Frisco's overall low crime rate.


2. Double Oak

The six-person police department keeps things quiet and the crime rate down in this Denton County town of 2,900 west of Flower Mound.


3. West McKinney

If you drive west on US Highway 380, you might almost miss this area to your left, just past Custer Road, that's home to the Aero Country fly-in communities.


4. Frisco (east of Preston)

Between College Parkway and State Highway121 sit several thousand residences built in the '90s and 2000s. And it's not just houses; the area also includes the Tuscany Square townhomes.


5. North Dallas

Snuggled between Preston Hollow and Central Expressway along Walnut Hill Lane sits an area, near NorthPark Center, Temple Emanu-El and Hillcrest High School, that criminals steer clear of.


6. Eastern Colleyville

The half of Colleyville east of State Highway 26 has a lot to recommend it besides safety, but the area of $300,000 and $400,000 homes near picturesque Pecan Park and highly regarded OC Taylor Elementary boasts some of the safest streets in North Texas.


7. Bent Tree, Oakdale and Country Brook

This group of Far North Dallas neighborhoods snuggles between Addison and the Bush Turnpike. Inside it, the Bent Trail, Briar Ridge and Moss Creek area due west of Pres-ton Road is even safer than the rest.


8. Frisco (west of Stonebriar Mall)

Just west of the excellent shopping at one of Collin County's premier malls sit Stonebriar Country Club and communities such as Stonebriar Village. Maybe it's because of that gated community and its full-time security force, but homeowners here have little to fear from crime.


9. Timber Creek

When you get off I-35E in Lewisville, head west on Bellaire Boulevard for about a mile. To your left will be a group of subdivisions that includes Timber Creek Acres and Oak Creek Estates. Beyond safety, it's practically within shouting distance of Lewisville's Central Park.


10. North Richland Hills

This northeast Tarrant County bedroom community hired its first town marshal and night watchman when it incorporated in 1953. The town and police force have grown a lot since then, and there's even a website where residents can email the cop on their neighborhood beat.